The trend was already noted when summing up the results of The first half of the year was already hinting at this trend, when by June Azerbaijani plants shipped 189,757 tons of cement to Georgia. Almost 5% more than a year ago.
According to statistics, exports to Georgia increased by about 40 thousand tons just over the July alone, yieldeding 12.6% growth over the course of seven months.
According to national statistics, Azerbaijan has imported $27.6 million worth of cement to Georgia (as opposed to $24 million last year) within the nine months period of 2019. The import amounted to only $305,000.
Three large plants with an aggregate capacity of 3.7 million tons of cement per year operate in Azerbaijan: Norm Sement, Holcim Azerbaijan and Gazakh cement plant.
In October, Holcim Azerbaijan, part of LafargeHolcim holding, announced the expansion of export deliveries in addition to Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan and Russian Republic of Dagestan. According to CEO Frederick Gumbal, the plant in Georgia primarily works with partners from a subsidiary of Lafarge.
Cement production, export and import data (according to the open-source data provided by Statistics Offices of Azerbaijan and Georgia):